The Birthday Party


Truth and alliances hastily shift in Pinter's brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece about the absurd terrors of the everyday.
The Birthday Party at Harold Pinter Theatre

Image: Harold Pinter Theatre


Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Harold Pinter Theatre
Started: Tuesday 9 January 2018
Closed: Saturday 14 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Following critically-acclaimed productions of Betrayal and Old Times, Ian Rickson reunites with Sonia Friedman Productions to direct a new production of Harold Pinter's landmark play, The Birthday Party.


With a cast featuring a trio of Olivier Award winners, Golden Globe Award-nominated Toby Jones (The Play What I Wrote, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Sherlock), Tony Award-nominated Stephen Mangan (The Norman Conquests, Jeeves and Wooster, Episodes) and Tony Award-nominated Zoë Wanamaker CBE (Harlequinade, Passion Play, My Family) star in this comedy of menace.


Synopsis


Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles' (Peter Wight) sleepy seaside boarding house.


The unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) disrupts the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu (Pearl Mackie), and mundanity soon becomes menace when a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing nightmare.


Truth and alliances hastily shift in Pinter's brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece about the absurd terrors of the everyday.


Social media & info


Website link for this show Wikipedia link for this show YouTube link for this show Facebook link for this show twitter link for this show

Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Panton Street
London SW1Y 4DN

Box office tel: 0844 8717622

Box office email: -

Location map for Harold Pinter Theatre

Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 9 January 2018

Press night:Thursday 18 January 2018

Closes:Saturday 14 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
From £20

Cast


Stanley Webber - Toby Jones

Meg - Zoë Wanamaker

Petey - Peter Wight

Goldberg - Stephen Mangan

McCann - Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Lulu - Pearl Mackie


Creatives


Author: Harold Pinter
Director: Ian Rickson
Production: Sonia Friedman Productions

Buy tickets from ActDrop for ...


Buy tickets for Everybody's Talking About Jamie